Our dedicated team of Neonatologists and our Modern Medical facilities provide Specialist Care to Infants requiring care for a wide range of Complex Medical Problems.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Paud
The neonatology department at Shatayu Health provides specialist care to infants who are ill or require care for a wide range of issues which include premature birth, congenital defects, and sepsis.
Neonatologists at Shatayu Hospital have extensive training and experience and are backed by qualified medical staff and modern medical facilities including Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) which help them provide comprehensive care for infants. Additionally, the Neonatologists’ team also works to identify diseases and disorders before birth so that the family can be better prepared to care for the child.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) caters to the special needs of new-born and critically ill babies. With advanced technology equipment and trained healthcare personnel, NICUs offer a safe area for babies who may not be ill but need some kind of specialized nursing care.
Babies have to stay in the NICU until the neonatologist and the healthcare team feel they are ready to go home, which can take several months if the baby is born very premature depending on the condition and treatment. This is quite different from pediatric intensive care units, where patients are usually discharged when they are stable and do not need constant monitoring. Therefore, NICUs are often located in a separate or distinct region so that a true intensive care unit can be established, where the doctors, nurses, and the healthcare staff focus most of their time on the treatment and recovery of babies with serious conditions.
What to expect at a NICU Unit
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can be a frightening and difficult place for parents. But if they are aware of what to expect, they can be less afraid and understand that the procedures and methods are for the benefit of the baby as well as the family.
During their time in the NICU, the babies will be placed in enclosed and transparent plastic cribs called incubators or in open warmer units. The incubators or warmers help to maintain the temperature of the baby. As they are heated, the baby doesn’t have to be in blankets. The caps may, however, be kept on the baby to keep their heads warm. Incubators eliminate the risks of any possible infection or illness that could harm premature babies. Besides, they also have a feature to control the moisture levels so that the babies are not dehydrated.
Apart from the clinical departments Shatayu hospital has many critical and crucial supportive facilities. These insure prompt and quality patient care.